Fla. College Graduation Rates Called Unacceptable

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Graduation rates at some Florida universities are being called unacceptable.

The new chairman of the Florida Board of Governors on Thursday criticized the graduation rates at both Florida A&M University in Tallahassee and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. FAMU’s six-year graduation rate is 39 percent, while FAU’s rate is 40 percent. The rate is 86 percent at University of Florida.

Mori Hosseini also pointed that only 42 percent of all students graduate within four years.

The Board of Governors oversees the state university system.

Hosseini, who gave a “State of the System” speech, wants university trustees across the state to do a “stress test” of each university. Hosseini says each university needs to review every program and every degree to see if students graduate on time and get jobs.

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